Remember, although we love having little ghosts, goblins, supermans and tinker-bells come trick-or-treating, this night can be filled with anxiety and sometimes down right terror for our four legged babies. If you pet is trembling, ears and tail tucked, yawning or licking their lips, they are not having a good time. These are signs of anxiety in pets. Please call it a early night, head home and curl up on the couch with a Michael Myers movie and celebrate Halloween that way. Your pets will thank you for it!
Tips to keep your cat safe on Hallow's Eve.
1. Don't let them go outside.
2. Keep them away from candles.
3. Most cats will not tolerate a costume and if they do make sure they don't eat anything off it. Cats love to swallow string and that can lead you straight to the ER room for a major surgery bill!
4. Most cats don't like strangers (if we are honest, they only tolerate their human family when food is needed)
Choose a pet-safe Halloween costume. Avoid collars that could choke, paints and dyes that are toxic and anything that could interfere in your pet's walking. Watch out for small accessories they could swallow too.
Cathy-Licensed Vet tech with 28 year experience.